First Time India becomes Net Exporter of Electricity


As per Central Electricity Authority, the Designated Authority of Government of India for Cross Border Trade of Electricity, 1st time India has turned around from a net importer of electricity to Net Exporter of electricity. During the current year 2016-17 (April to February 2017), India has exported around 5,798 Million Units to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar which is 213 Million units more than the import of around 5,585 Million units from Bhutan. Export to Nepal and Bangladesh increased 2.5 and 2.8 times respectively in last three years.

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Just like India & other countries several Commonwealth countries are highly dependent on one energy source for their electricity supply: Malta (oil contributes 100%), Trinidad (gas, 99.6%), Brunei (gas, 99%), Mozambique (hydropower 99.9%), Zambia (hydropower 99.4%), Botswana (coal 99.5%) and South Africa (coal, 94.7%).

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